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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewing innovation is about asking "what if?". What if we gave an IPA a new identity and used some of our favorite West Coast hops, with their grapefruit, piney, & tropical fruit character, in a lager? The result is this boldly hoppy & and flavorful brew with the crisp smoothness of a lager. Cheers!

MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Munich malt
HOP VARIETIES Zeus, Simcoe, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin hops


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aluman (21) - Grants, New Mexico, USA - MAY 6, 2013
A very pleasing blend of the hops involved in an IPA, good over all citrus and fruit notes with a hint of good pine in the back end, and lager smoothness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1072) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark gold-orange with a high, fine-grained, cream-colored head. Nose is herbal and floral, but also has a vanilla-like note. A lot of toffee-like sweetness on the open, with hops citrus and some bitterness on the midpalate. More citrus on the close, and a very pleasant smooth, rich mouthfeel. Not a lot of carbonation. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (520) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Pours a clear light gold, with minimal white head. Aroma of grassy hops. Taste is smooth and well balanced. Lots of hops, but still a lager underneath. A great summer beer. I liked this one a lot, thumbs up!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3331) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle from a six pack I picked up while in Boston. Pours a clear golden amber with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of citrusy hops with notes of pine. If I closed my eyes I’d be thinking IPA. The flavor is malt followed by some citrusy hops, mostly grapefruit. Moderate bitterness at the finish although some lagering smoothness does come through. Medium bodied. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden tinged amber with a large white head. Smells lovely and hoppy right away, but picks up a sweet grainy note up close, and that’s not all that bad. Medium bodied, a little bit of tartness. Grainy with a touch of sweet malt. Nice hop notes and a bit of bitterness on the finish. Pretty easy drinking and would have been quite good about six hours ago when I came in from doing three hours of yard work.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Excellent combination of the lager style with an APA. The beer pours a light copper color with an ample white head. The head gives way to some really nice cascading and sticky lacing around the inside of the glass. The aroma is really well-balanced with a good amount of sweet, bready malt and a bright and crisp tones of hops. I get quite a bit of grapefruit, orange and pine in the nose. Those three qualities also show through in the flavors, which is also really well-balanced. There is a ton of hops in the body, showing off dry but fruity flavors. I taste a lot of dry and sicy grapefruit, orange and pine from the hops, in addition to the bready and caramel tones from the malt. The beer finishes crisp, dry and slightly spicy. This is an outstanding lager, even with an identity crisis.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemooner (599) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours a clear copper with a medium white head. Aroma is floral hops and citrus. Flavor is citrus and tropical fruits with floral, grassy hops. Medium body with heavy carbonation. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1948) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottled sample. Clear copper in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Smells of tropical fruit, lemon, grapefruit, dank hops and light pale malt. Flavours are super clean grapefruit, cedar, and kitchen herbs. Fairly light bodied with a sharp clean bitterness. Far better than expected. Moreish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1814) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle. Mostly white head, clear golden orange. Nice citrus hoppiness, some melon, and dry crackery malt in the aroma. Flavor is dry, grassy, grapefruit, and leans a bit like some imperial pils I’ve had. Dry, snappy carbonation. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2013
12oz bottle. I agree with the description mostly, I found it pretty delightful from start to finish. This is the kind of brewing innovation I like - taking an underrated style and redefining it. Bitter but not unpleasant, very very fresh aroma and taste. Well done!


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